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Table 4 Comparison of pedigree scores and creation time for each factor

From: f-treeGC: a questionnaire-based family tree-creation software for genetic counseling and genome cohort studies

Factors Median (Range) P value   N Statistics
Method (manual method vs. f-treeGC software) Manual f-treeGC     Wilcoxon signed-rank sum test
 Score (%) of both scenarios 59.5 (23.7) 86.4 (25.8) 0.00019 *** 18
 Score (%) of scenario D 58.8 (14.7) 86.8 (16.2) 0.00769 ** 9
 Score (%) of scenario P 60.2 (23.7) 86.0 (25.8) 0.00742 ** 9
Order of scenarios (D to P vs. P to D) D to P P to D     Mann-Whitney U-test
 Score (%) of scenario D by the manual method 55.9 (11.8) 61.0 (14.7) 0.32312   5 × 4
 Time (sec/individuals) of scenario D by the manual method 42.5 (18.8) 25.9 (12.5) 0.01390 * 5 × 4
 Score (%) of scenario P by the manual method 60.2 (11.8) 57.5 (23.7) 1.00000   5 × 4
 Time (sec/individuals) of scenario P by the manual method 26.7 (16.3) 28.8 (33.3) 0.32516   5 × 4
 Score (%) of scenario D by f-treeGC 83.8 (16.2) 87.5 (13.2) 0.61980   5 × 4
 Time (sec/individuals) of scenario D by f-treeGC 65.0 (49.4) 61.9 (23.4) 0.46243   5 × 4
 Score (%) of scenario P by f-treeGC 86.0 (25.8) 87.6 (8.5) 1.00000   5 × 4
 Time (sec/individuals) of scenario P by f-treeGC 46.7 (25.4) 51.5 (44.3) 0.32719   5 × 4
Order of scenarios (1st vs. 2nd) 1st 2nd     Wilcoxon signed-rank sum test
 Score (%) by the manual method 55.9 (23.7) 60.3 (14.7) 0.44127   9
 Time (sec/individuals) by the manual method 40.0 (37.5) 26.7 (19.2) 0.01086 * 9
 Score (%) by f-treeGC 83.9 (18.9) 86.8 (25.8) 0.67840   9
 Time (sec/individuals) by f-treeGC 59.2 (65.6) 50.4 (38.5) 0.13864   9
Qualification (nurse vs. clerk) Nurse Clerk     Mann-Whitney U-test
 Score (%) by the manual method 61.0 (23.7) 54.1 (17.2) 0.13339   12 × 6
 Time (sec/individuals) by the manual method 30.8 (40.8) 26.3 (45.4) 0.67310   12 × 6
 Score (%) by f-treeGC 86.4 (17.2) 86.8 (25.8) 0.85103   12 × 6
 Time (sec/individuals) by f-treeGC 57.1 (53.1) 39.4 (47.9) 0.18955   12 × 6
  1. *p < 0.05
  2. **p < 0.01
  3. ***p < 0.001